Shehu Sani, a former Senator from Kaduna State, has enjoined Nigerians to come out in their numbers for the national strike planned by the organised labour unions.
Sani said that the strike was a necessary action against bad governance and a bid for a better Nigeria.
Sani said this while at the commissioning ceremony of the secretariat of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, at the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi.
The activist cum politician said that, “In the next few days, the Nigerian Labour Congress will be launching a national protest and strike on behalf of them I call on each and every one of you to respect the strike, because it is for all Nigerians and for the future of the country and it is a strong challenge to the leadership that have forgotten how they came into office.”
He added that, ” I thank the leadership of ASUP in this Polytechnic for recognizing the contribution of late Ali Wakili, the person who worked assiduously for the development of our country and one who have suffered a lot in the hands of people who presided over the affairs of Bauchi state in the past.”
Shehu Sani added that, “It is a honor and privilege for me to be here invited to witness the first attempt made by a group of academics to honor Distinguished Senator in the person of late Ali Wakili. I am here as his colleague in the 8th National Assembly.”
The former Senator also said that, “In the next few days, Nigeria will be 60 years as an independence nation and it is a time for us to appreciate and carefully analyze the successes, failure and the challenges we faced as a nation and as a people.”
“If you look back to history to the manifestos of politicians in the pre-independence Nigeria, their campaigns have been always on infrastructure, light, water and education and I believe in 2023, the campaign of the next politicians will be on the same issues. I think we should accept the fact that, Nigeria is not where is supposed to be, where our aspirations and needs as people have not been made by our leaders,” he further said.